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New information on temporary resident permits

Steps to Justice now has information about applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) from inside and outside Canada. A TRP allows someone to enter or stay in Canada if they're inadmissible or do not meet the requirements to become a temporary resident.

New animated Steps to Justice videos

When do I have to show the police my ID? Can I get EI if I quit my job? Can my landlord stop me from having guests? What is a financial statement in a family law case?

Steps to Justice now has short, animated videos on housing, employment, family, and criminal law. They explain what the law says and what you have to do.

Watch the...

CLEO’s On the Radar – Increases to the ODSP income cap and to GAINS

Now, people who have a disability and are able to work can earn more money before their Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits are reduced. The government has also increased how much ODSP is reduced if someone earns more than the new income cap.

And Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) payments have been doubled for all...

New ODSP income limits

Steps to Justice has updated information on how much someone can earn without it affecting their ODSP. People can now make up to $1,000 a month before their ODSP is reduced. If they make more than $1,000, ODSP reduces their monthly payments by 75% of the amount over $1,000.

CLEO’s Family dispute resolution Guided Pathway is free to use

CLEO's Family dispute resolution Guided Pathway helps you compare different ways of resolving family law disputes. Choosing the best process for your situation can help reduce the emotional impact of separation or divorce. If you have to go to court, the pathway also helps you find the right court and location.

The pathway asks you...

CLEO’s On the Radar – Changes to some Ontario court fees

On January 1, 2023, the government raised some of the fees that people pay to use Ontario's courts. They also made changes to how much money a person can make to qualify for a fee waiver.

To read more about these changes, click here.

New information about ODSP and Long COVID

Steps to Justice now has information for people who have Long COVID and want to apply to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

ODSP has approved some of these applications. But there are special challenges because Long COVID is new and difficult to diagnose.

This new question shares tips on how to make an ODSP application...

Use CLEO’s Guided Pathways in Family Law to ask for an order in family court

CLEO has a new Family Law Guided Pathway to help people fill out a draft of Form 25 - Order (general). A party to a family court matter can use Form 25 to write out the terms of the order they want the judge to make. For example, the order could include terms for child and spousal support.

The new pathway creates a draft order only....

CLEO’s On the Radar – Changes to EI sickness benefits

On December 18, 2022, the Canadian government increased the number of weeks that workers can get Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits. To read more about these changes click here.

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